Falcon meaning

fălkən, fôl-, fôkən
To hunt with a falcon or falcons.
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Any bird of the genus Falco, all of which are birds of prey.
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A small cannon used from the 15th to the 17th cent.
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A small cannon in use from the 15th to the 17th century.
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Any of various birds of prey (family Falconidae), with long, pointed wings and a short, curved, notched beak.
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A light cannon used from the 15th to the 17th century; a falconet.
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Any bird of prey trained to hunt and kill small game: in falconry the female is called a falcon, the male a tiercel.
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Origin of falcon

  • Middle English from Old French faucon, falcun from Late Latin falcō falcōn- pel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English falcon, faulcon, from Anglo-Norman falcon, falcun, from Late Latin falcō (“falcon”), of Germanic origin, probably via Old Frankish *falko (“falcon, hawk”), from Proto-Germanic *falkô (“falcon”), from from Proto-Indo-European *pol̑- (“pale”), from *pel- (“fallow”).

    From Wiktionary